Stop by and enter the contest for Barging In by Josephine Myles! Contest closes 7 pm CDT, September 19.
Congrats to Cayce, who won Love is in the Title (Love #1) and Love is in the Hallways (Love #2) by RJ Scott!
Congrats to D, who won Galen and the Forest Lord by Eden Winters!Â Galen and the Forest Lord will be released by Torquere Press on Saturday, September 10.
- Bronwyn Green’s giving away an ebook copy of Anna Mayle’s Lullaby for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #2). Contest closes 7 pm EDT, September 9.
- Desert Island Keepers is giving away an ebook copy of Katie Reus’ Deadly Obsession. Contest closes 7 pm PDT, September 9.
- Smexy Books is giving away five different sets of new releases, in a variety of romance genres. Contest runs through September 10.
- Bronwyn Green’s giving away winner’s choice of a print or ebook copy of RA Evans’ Asylum Lake. Contest closes 7 pm EDT, September 12.
- MJ O’Shea and Piper Vaughn are giving away two ebook copies of MJ’s new book, A Little Bite of Magic (Little Magic #1). Contests close 9 pm PDT, September 12.
- Joder’s giving away an ebook copy of Take Me Down by Lauren Hawkeye. Contest closes 11:59 pm, September 15.
- Caught in a FAB Romance is giving away a signed copy of Lauren Dane’s Never Enough. Contest ends September 20.
- To win your choice from Devon Rhodes’ backlist and you’re on Twitter or Facebook, guess the date by which she’ll get sick now that her kids are back in school.
- New releases and more: Literary Escapism (UF/PNR, plus newsletter), Renee’s Book Addiction (a little of everything), and Book Lovers Inc (a little of everything).
- All Hallows Read. (via Tor.com)
- Vintage typewriters. (Thanks, Bron!)
- Bookbath! (via Caught in a FAB Romance)
- An American Editor on how the Agency 6 changed his book buying habits… and definitely not in the way they intended.
Think, Do, Make, Learn
- An award-winning Swedish nature photographer turns out to have been using stock photos and photoshop…
- If canning looks to be the only way out of your CSA veggie overload, check out these five canning websites.
- Shrimp pad thai. (via The Kitchn)
- Pizza dip. (via The Kitchn)
- A knitted and crocheted garden! (Thanks, Jeanne!)
- Formal TARDIS dress. (via The Mary Sue)
Cool or Wha…?
- My Little Pony Ood. (via The Mary Sue)
- Knitted BMW engine. (via KnittyBlog)
- Hmm. I wonder if I could get away with putting this up on my cubicle wall?
- Kittens! Swan and cygnets! Kitten! Swan and cygnets! Cat and kitten! Muntjac and baby! Cat and kittens! Lion cubs! Young cheetahs! Lioness and cub! Tiny turtle! Fawn and fox kit! Painfully cute kitten! Young panda! Owlet! Fennec kit! Baby bat! Tiger and cub! Lion cub!
Lullaby for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #2) by Anna Mayle. ebook short. Very good short m/m/m dark fantasy about a human stolen by the Fae as a child, the Redcap who took his place, and the golden Fae hunter who’s been entranced by him for years.
In Darkness Bound (The Society #1) by Christine Price. ebook. Very good m/m/m paranormal romantic suspense that I had to read after reading The Usual Apocalypse. And maybe I was more forgiving of its faults than I might’ve been if I’d read it first, but it totally sucked me in and worked for me.
Not Knowing Jack (Regularly Scheduled Life #2) by KA Mitchell. ebook. Very good m/m romance about Jack, a chef, and Tony, Jack’s younger bartender boyfriend. When Jack begins to act mysteriously, Tony realizes how very little he actually knows about Jack, even after living together for a year. This book had the potential to be a five-star read; however, I found the ending rushed and thus rather unsatisfying. (“Wait, where did the previous year go?!”)
Bullied by Jeff Erno. ebook collection. Very good, if somewhat heavy-handed, collection of short stories about gay teens being bullied in school. The stories are told primarily in first person, from a variety of perspectives: the student being bullied, the bully, the parent who’s been lying to herself about her open-mindedness. While the stories are painful and moving, the overall message is hopeful: things can get better, but not without help.
The Hunting Moon by Evelyn Shepherd. ebook. Good but inconsistent paranormal m/m romantic suspense about two cops, a powerful psychic and a werecoyote, on the Columbus Preternatural Task Force. As the werecoyote pursues the mutual attraction that the psychic denies, they’re also trying to solve a string of murders and capture a deranged stalker from the psychic’s past. Several things kept me from rating this book higher: an ongoing issue with word usage and substitution (“saddled” instead of “sidled” being the most memorable) and inconsistencies in the psychic’s powers (if he could lock and unlock doors with his mind, why couldn’t he get out of handcuffs?).
Ash Swan (Cob Brothers #1) by Amber Kell & Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance loosely based on the fairytale of the Six Swans. In the first installment of this series, the crown prince, who’s living on Earth for a few years before taking the throne, rescues a handsome bike courier who’d fallen into a pond while feeding ducks and geese in the park, then proceeds to get to know the courier better…
Hey, There’s Fur in My Wedding Cake (Lost Shifters #12.5) by Stephani Hecht. free ebook short. Good short paranormal romance about an exiled wolf shifter who returns to the pack that exiled in order to attend a wedding reception, where he meets a very intriguing feline shifter…
Change on the Fly (Blue Line Hockey #5) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Sweet m/m romance about an NHL player who sustains a career-ending injury and isn’t doing so well until his best friend from high school shows up at his door.
Swept Away (Beach Bums #2) by Diana DeRicci. ebook. Good m/m romance about a guy who’s retreated to his beach house to try sorting out his thoughts after he drunkenly kissed a guy in a bar on a dare… and enjoyed the kiss so much, his fiancee ended their engagement after he told her about it.
In From the Cold by Mercy Celeste. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a sheriff’s deputy and a country singer who were each others’ firsts in high school, but who’ve taken different and equally self-destructive paths since then… and that doesn’t end when tragedy brings the singer back to their hometown. This book had a lot of unrealized potential, which was unfortunately overshadowed by somewhat choppy writing and the absolutely worst case of pronoun confusion I’ve ever encountered.
The Playwright (The Male Room #3) by Carolyn LeVine Topol. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a playwright whose writing partner and roommate signs him up for The Male Room online dating site, hoping to help him get over a broken heart years before. The insta-love was more insta-lovey than usual in the this one.
I got a new tattoo on Sunday. 🙂 This one first, so you can see where it’s located:
And a close-up, so you can see the bright green eyes!
(Please ignore the bruising…)
My other tattoo is located in the same spot on the back of my left arm.
“May and I have noticed that your new tattoo doesn’t look like us, but instead some freaky black cat. Any last words?” -Chaos
46 thoughts on “Linkity and a new tattoo!”
Hey Chris! Great tattoo 🙂
I’m so glad I return all my library books on time 🙂
Scientists don’t understand the female orgasm. It’s it obvious? Why would woman want to have sex otherwise? *snort* And no sex = no babies = no perpetutation of the species. Our DNA ain’t stupid!
And I love the new tattoo! What great eyes! IDK Chaos, from the photo it does look…quite a lot like you… *GULP*
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I WANT THAT LEGO DRAGON!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice tatoo, creepy glowing eyes cat 🙂
Love that tattoo!
I’m really hoping to win that Anna Mayle book now *bats eyelashes at random number generator*.
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I LOVE Chaos’s laser-eyes:). I can almost never get a pic of shelli from far away without them. And it’s usually fitting for her attitude, too.
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ooooo, nice tattoo! I just got my very first one on Monday (it’s an anklet of lizards).
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The tattoo looks great!
LOVE the new tat!!!
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Headlines might as well say ‘scientists don’t understand the female (fill in the blank)” And I’m sure that Pad Thai wasn’t cooked by as cute a little chef as mine!
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Gah! I have so much work to do today that I can’t sit on the linkity as long as I’d like. Have to come back later and take tiny sips. Really good finds this week, Chris, but no way am I cracking open my Kindle 🙂
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Love the tattoo. 🙂
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@Chaos… Hmm, have you looked into the mirror lately?
Plus, can’t believe I haven’t discovered The Oatmeal before. Between that and autocorrect I’ll be improving my procrastinating skills in no time. To bad they don’t need improvement.
I can’t tear myself away from the Passive Aggressive Notes site. Does that say something about me?
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Gah, I want a new tattoo! I am not sure where I would put one that would be aOK with the clothing I wear to work and what not.
I love the Oatmeal. I’ve already sent it to my friends. Hilarious!
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Love the kitty Tat!
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The tattoo is great!
I’m with Alison on both counts.
I also can’t believe anyone would think those photographs by the Swedish photographer were real.
Glad to know we use less power than Google.
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Wow, Chris! Awesome tattoo!
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Lol, I liked the passive aggressive notes
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Love the tatoo! The eyes and styling are great!
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Awesome new tattoo!!! And that pic of Chaos is perfect 🙂
Loved passiveagressive notes, especially the hair detail on the preen drawing 😉
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Such a cute tattoo, Chris!
And nightmares. I will be having nightmares about Chaos stunning me with his lasers.
Great tattoo. You know, we never think we look like we do. Perhaps Chaos needs to look in the mirror! I just wanted to say, thanks for the linkity post each week. I always find something to click through. This week is the contest for Never Enough!
Dr. Who acapella? Count me in!
Also, beware the wrath of laser-eyed kittehs. They can hurt more than tattoos, I’m told…
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Chris! I love it! Chaos, you never looked so good!
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He only did a lousy 10 days. Renew online, dork.
Great tattoo!! I’m still only halfway through all the fab linkity today.
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Lordy, that Oatmeal comic is hilarious, isn’t it?!!
Again with the Nutella. But lemon desserts, *nom nom nom*…
Such a cool tattoo…
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Love the tattoo! Awesome!
I LOVE that tattoo!!!! LOVE those eyes!
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Great new tattoo! I wish I were brave enough to do that.
I love the tattoo!
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That’s a fantastic tattoo! And a great location. I never would have thought of there, but I like it! I got my first one just about a month ago on my ankle.
Awesome tattoo! The kitties have laser eyes set to “stun” again…
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The tattoo looks great! Love the lazor kitty eyes
I really liked Not Knowing Jack. Very intense and Jack needed a good thunk in the head at times but I liked it.
Swept Away sounds pretty cute.
I really need to read more Lost Shifter books. I kind of got stalled after book 3.
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I did not know you were an ink gal! He’s terribly cute.
I totally love your tattoo!
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SQUEE!!! Love the new tat!!!
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Love the new tat!
It’s easy to see why movie theaters did so poorly this summer. I’ve been underwhelmed by the movie offerings lately. Am I the only one who isn’t that excited about 3D?
Mmmm… lemon desserts!
Love the geyser photo!
I love passiveagressivenotes. I haven’t stopped by in while. Thanks for the reminder!
The new Simon’s Cat… That’s me and Katie at the computer. 🙂
How can there be so many animals I’ve never heard of, like the Muntjac?
LOL at the baby turtle and the strawberry.
More applause for the tat!
And wowser, solar-powering my eReader? I just wish I were technical enough to try it. Will have to keep my fingers crossed that the manufacturers will take this and run with it.
Okay, am now going to have to Google 101 Nutella recipes.
Oh, I like the new tat! Very cute! The green eyes are awesome. 🙂
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Okay – I’m slow — but I love this! Those green eyes are amazing! But i would think the back of your arm wold really hurt…..
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